Everything old is new again, especially on the Web. Some of today's tech darlings owe a lot to websites of years past. Here are some of Esquire's 15 favorite, and mostly kaput, Web 1.0 pioneers:
- Dodgeball (2000) "A location-based social network for mobile devices, and the Internet's gift to stalkers," says Esquire. Today's Foursquare was co-created by one of its founders.
- Feed; Suck (1995) These pioneering 'e-zines' combined to form a site with four employees, a million readers, and a $50,000 per month overhead. It folded in 2001, but its spirit lives on at Slate and the Daily Beast.
- Audiogalaxy (1998) Remember the good old days, when music was free? This site was like Napster, but cooler. Now we're stuck with iTunes.
- The Internet Yellow Pages (1994) Not a site, but worth a mention: Before Google, people used good-old-fashion paper to learn how to 'cruise the information superhighway.' Cute, right?
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